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Coya Peruvian Secret

4.4
4.4
513 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Located in the heart of downtown Del Mar, Coya Peruvian Secret Restaurant offers gourmet amazing fusion and easer on the pocket traditional Peruvian cuisine in casual seating in charming cottage house. We proudly serve dishes made with only the freshest ingredients, provided by local purveyors. Voted best Seafood by locals and best Latin American in SD we also proudly serve great meat choices. so remember after Torrey Pines hike or event in Del Mar Race Tracks we are only a mile away.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Seafood, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–7:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 792-0821

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cornelio Mondragon

  • Catering

    We have a fantastic selection of delicious Peruvian dishes available for pick up or delivery. <br /> or call Maria at 7862604665 for quicker response.

  • Private party facilities

    Our romantic patio or Secret Garden are perfect locations for your next party. Excellent for rehearsal dinners and showers! There is also available private room option with ocean overview its basically a penthouse in our Boutique hotel attached to us. Private room includes kitchen, 2 rooms and even Jacuzzi and chimney build in humongous patio which can easily seat 30-40 ppl. Call and ask for bookings.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Metzger : (610) 324-1894

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    11th Street

  • Parking details

    There is FREE parking around and behind us and extra big parking lot structure half block from us in Civic hall basement also for free

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Charming Tuesday's

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $3 beers and live music at our charming patio with colorful lights.

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What 513 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lived in the area for six years and never discovered it, what a lovely gem. Informal, home-cooked, fresh and delicious, attentive service. The ceviche was excellent, classic Peruvian, vegetarian tamale was unique, the sauces were interesting. And reasonably priced overall. New favorite place :-)
  2. KN

    KarenN

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular! Our waitress was super nice. Overall a great experience. I wish I’d come before. But now it’ll be among my favorites.
  3. N

    Nutella

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Ceviche was fresh and traditional ingredients My boyfriend loved the chaufa con mariscos 🦐
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I chose the Peruvian experience for our weekly date night. The two servers Emilia and Sal were great and the food and drinks were delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant one of my favorite in San Diego, food excellent, music excellent service great -very sweet servers!!
  6. MG

    MarleneG

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Both entrees, the meat and fish were way overcooked, it was inedible, I fed it to my dogs. , there was only one server and I would not return.
  8. QQ

    QQandBongo

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavors, service, and ambience. Had ceviche mixto, lamb, and fish risotto (mahi mahi). Execution was solid on every dish. Will return.
  9. RI

    RelaxingInCarmelValley

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined here with my husband and son on mother's day. The place was super busy, but we were seated immediately and our service was very prompt. We had the yuquitas for an appetizer and loved them. For dinner I had a salmon special, i think "sudado". It was cooked to perfection. Truly some of the best salmon I've had in a restaurant in a very long time. My husband and son both had the loma saltado, and they ate every morsel off of their plates. I could not have been happier with the delicious food and excellent service, and will definitely go back. One note... open table had advertised a free bottle of wine promotion that they do not offer, and is apparently very outdated.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a wonderful time dining here! Loved the delicious food. Was unable to try the deserts because the all sold out by 7p however they still brought out a complimentary cookie with dulce de leche cream inside that was to die for. Overall a beautiful place and lovely ambiance.
  11. KJ

    KanaanJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live this unique place.
  12. LL

    LouLu

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a place I would go to again. They were very busy, but we felt the service was great and the food was amazing!
  13. BW

    BrunoW

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Authentic Peruvian home cooking
  14. m

    maryp

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Cute little place. We had dinner out in the sidewalk patio. The food was ok. We had the Pulpito, beet salad with catch of the day and a mahi mahi plate. Everything was OK. Not horrible but not great. Not sure I would come back again.
  15. OM

    OverpricedMeh

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food way over-priced for its quality. - short rib was overcooked, its sauce overly sweet and oily. Neither the meat nor the veggies were enjoyable to eat - chauffas had you looking for the seafood in it once you had found the 2 shrimps - pulpitos was mostly potatoes
  16. L

    Larissa

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very Good food and service. We had a good time as a family. They were able to make something for my picky eaters.
  17. DD

    DougfromDelMar

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good, interesting and authentic Peruvian food, at a reasonable price, with a fun, cheerful ambiance.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cozy little place with great ambiance.
  19. LB

    LindyB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Definitely going back.
  20. RC

    RodrigoC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and great service
  21. MG

    MarleneG

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and service was outstanding.
  22. o

    ottawamirchi

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent and personal service. Food was wonderful. Had the octopus, empanadas, yucca, and Loma saltado. Only removed stars for portion to price ratio but typical and normal for the area.
  23. SJ

    SusieJ

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food at Coya! Highly recommend the ahi tuna tar tar appetizer; it was a huge hit at our table. It has a casual, authentic, neighborhood vibe. All the seating is outdoor, but there are heaters and in the covered part, it's especially toasty. Main courses took a little while to come out, but waitress was very attentive. Also dog friendly!
  24. P

    Patty

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was initially impressed with the online presentation of the food and ambience it suggested for months prior to going to this restaurant. For my birthday I went to go. One out of the two appetizers were good. We got the ceviche mixto and the pulpo. The ceviche had more hominy than seafood but the pulpo was really good. One of the entrees out of two was not so good. We go the lomo saltado which is a traditional dish and was disappointed. The squid ink risotto with fish was very good. There was a moment where I had an empty glass of Prosecco for what seemed like a long time since I had been wanting to take a sip many times but the server hadn’t come by to order another. There aren’t very many tables so I didn’t feel it was justified to have needed to wait long for another drink. This was my experience and usually give 5 stars but this wasn’t one of those experiences.
  25. PS

    PeterS

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food always great Miss the pulled chicken dish Would like to see it on the menu again
  26. R

    Ragcy

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was great, but the service was bad.
  27. BA

    BarbaraA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Empanadas were great, octopus was salty, the rest just okay. The service was great as well.
  28. AB

    AnnieB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was authentic and delicious! When we arrived they had just taken a big online order so we had to wait half an hour - they were very gracious and comped drinks while we waited. After a delicious meal they also presented us with a complimentary dessert. Will go back for the food and the service!
  29. R

    Rusry11

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Delicious food and great service. We ordered a few different dishes to share. Everything was prepared fresh and tasted great. My favorite dish was their special Salmon with a side of quinoa and kale. Our waiter was very welcoming and did a great job explaining the menu and making recommendations. We’ll go back again for sure.
  30. AD

    AndrewDina

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall is excellent!! Food was very tasty! Only improvement needed from our order is the BEET SALAD - we ordered a beet salad but came out Greens with Beet, portion of beets should be more than greens for the price it wasn't worth it.
  31. F

    Fritzy

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was yummy, they were out of a few things but I think that is to be expected. Bring a jacket as it could be a bit chilly as some tables are on the sidewalk. Great service, our waiter was outstanding! Impressive that they are able to make it work with only 5 staff members! We will be back!
  32. KW

    KiengW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    A little disappointed in Lomo Saltado and Tuna Tartare but everything else was wonderful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philippines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time having Peruvian food and it was wonderful. Rodrigo was one of the best waiters we have ever had. His recommendations regarding the food from appetizers to dessert was spot on. He provided excellent recommendations and everyone enjoyed their food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. We loved everything we had. Empanadas are great ceviches are delicious. Sea food entries and beef was excellent. We tried mimosas and I was very nicely surprised these were just right( not too sweet). Everything finished with lovely flan and cake. Delisioso!
  35. N

    Nate

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Peruvian is my favorite type of food so I was excited to try Coya, but oh boy, it was a massive let down. Most importantly, other than the Yucca, the rest of the food was very average. The menu was very limited, even more limited than what is published online and they were out of some of the few items that were still on the menu. Despite having a reservation, they sat us at a table on the sidewalk which was really cold. The service was really really slow and we weren’t even in a rush. We had to physically go find the waiter to both order and get the check. In my opinion, there’s about 15 better places for the same price with better food and service in Del Mar.
  36. SB

    SigalB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We made a reservation through Open table the same day, when we arrived the host told us that since we made the reservation with open table a few hours ago they can't accommodate us as they are fully booked with people that booked a table weeks ago...we insisted to have a table As it was already late and we were hungry and it took 45 min for us to sit. the food was great and the service was fast and good and the manager treat us with one sangria on the house.
  37. w

    williams

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The fish of the Sudado entree that I had was stringy and overcooked. The Empanada was very salty.
  38. N

    Nici13

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The three of us sat on the outside patio which was well spaced from other tables. I ordered the lamb which was delicious.
  39. Q

    Qdragon

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A different menu if you are not used to peruvian food. Well prepared and tasty.
  40. RN

    RickN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The drinks (cocktails) were over seasoned. The food did not taste good.

FAQs

Coya Peruvian Secret offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-0821.

Coya Peruvian Secret is rated 4.4 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Coya Peruvian Secret

1140 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–7:30 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Seafood, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is FREE parking around and behind us and extra big parking lot structure half block from us in Civic hall basement also for free

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cornelio Mondragon

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 792-0821

  • Catering

    We have a fantastic selection of delicious Peruvian dishes available for pick up or delivery. <br /> or call Maria at 7862604665 for quicker response.

  • Private party facilities

    Our romantic patio or Secret Garden are perfect locations for your next party. Excellent for rehearsal dinners and showers! There is also available private room option with ocean overview its basically a penthouse in our Boutique hotel attached to us. Private room includes kitchen, 2 rooms and even Jacuzzi and chimney build in humongous patio which can easily seat 30-40 ppl. Call and ask for bookings.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Metzger : (610) 324-1894

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